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Calcium Isn't the Secret to Healthy Bones, Says Natural Solutions Magazine
Date:7/9/2009

BOULDER, Colo., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's leading health experts insist that we drink plenty of milk and eat dairy foods to protect our bones. Unfortunately, this advice may actually increase a person's risk for the pervasive bone disease osteoporosis.

"The Calcium Myth" in the August issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine, on newsstands now, draws from 1,200 studies showing that neither milk nor a high-calcium diet reduces bone-fracture risk. In fact, the United States and other Westernized countries have the world's highest fracture rates--despite consuming more dairy foods than anywhere else.

"Our report uncovered that there's much more to achieving optimal bone health than getting enough calcium," says Lauren Piscopo, editor-in-chief of Natural Solutions magazine. "It turns out that what we eat--along with our lifestyle choices and stress levels--contribute to bone depletion. It's not about how much milk we drink."

According to the article's author, health writer Michael Castleman, the solution to osteoporosis is a low-acid--or alkaline--diet to maintain the body's correct pH balance, thereby strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis. A low-acid diet is one packed with vitamin- and mineral-rich fruits and vegetables and includes few (if any) high-protein foods such as meat, fish, and dairy.

Here's why an alkaline diet boosts bone health more effectively:

  • Protein is composed of amino acids. When you eat high-protein foods (including dairy), your body must neutralize these acids in the bloodstream, and it draws from its own reservoir of alkaline material--the calcium compounds in bone--to do that. When too much calcium leaches from bones, osteoporosis develops.
  • When you eat fruits and veggies, only small amounts of acid enter the bloodstream, along with some protein and a lot of acid-neutralizing alkaline material. As a result, the calcium in your bones remains at optimal levels.

For tips on low-acid eating and an in-depth look at calcium and the 16 other nutrients you need for healthy bones, see the August issue of Natural Solutions or visit www.naturalsolutionsmag.com.

About Natural Solutions

Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine, formerly Alternative Medicine, has been the trusted voice in the natural health arena for 15 years. Natural Solutions guides and inspires its readers to make informed decisions about their health and well-being in all aspects of their lives. Visit naturalsolutionsmag.com to view a free digital edition of the magazine.


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